Russia’s war on Ukraine boosts China’s financial ambitions

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Oil and natural gas prices see-sawed as global stocks fell on Monday after a US push to ban Russian crude faced German resistance, the US Treasury warns banks to be on high alert for sanctions evasion, sanctions on Russia could aid Beijing’s efforts to internationalize the renminbi, and Levi Strauss said it is halting its business in Russia.

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